Baroness Hayman

Crossbench Peer

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1996

Previously MP for Welwyn and Hatfield until 7 April 1979 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election

Party was Labour until 3 Jul 2006; Non-affiliated until 31 Aug 2011

Also represented Welwyn and Hatfield

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (27 Nov 2006 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (23 Nov 2006 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Lord Speaker ( 4 Jul 2006 to 9 May 2011)
  • Member, Constitution Committee ( 1 Dec 2004 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill (30 Nov 2004 to 7 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) ( 3 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (29 Jul 1999 to 9 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (28 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health (28 Jul 1998 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Minister (Department of Health) (28 Jul 1998 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Minister of State (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions) ( 6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Roads), Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions ( 5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

Recent appearances

  • Conflict in Sudan: El Fasher - Commons Urgent Question 16 May 2024

    My Lords, I apologise to the House that I was not here at the beginning, but I have come straight from a plane from Addis Ababa, where I heard about the effects of conflict on undermining and turning back the achievements made in health. That is nothing compared with what is going on Sudan. I also met refugees from Sudan there, who are unable to do the work that they want to do to support...
  • Skills: Importance for the UK Economy and Quality of Life - Motion to Take Note 9 May 2024

    My Lords, I declare my interest as chair of Peers for the Planet and congratulate my noble friend Lord Aberdare, both on securing this debate and on the way in which he introduced it. He managed to cover such a wide range of issues, which I am sure will be highlighted in various respects over the course of the debate. I very much look forward to the maiden speeches that we are to hear. I want...
  • Media Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 8 May 2024

    My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register, primarily as chair of Peers for the Planet. I rise to speak to Amendment 8 in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Boycott, who very much regrets that she cannot be here this afternoon. After listening to the contributions on the first four amendments in this group, I hope—it does not always happen in Committee—that my comments...

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